Photo Challenges


This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Backlit prompt.

Travel Tuesday: Up the Flagpole

Backlit Canadian flag and Canada Geese at sunrise on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Midsummer

Backlit Maple leaves on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario in spring.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Fantasy

Backlit ice formation on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise.

Monochrome Monday: 18th May 2020

Backlit pit stop. A rider leaving the pits after a nighttime pit stop during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race in France.


Colourful April

This is my contribution to Amy’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Colourful April prompt.

I decided to look back at some of colourful April photos from my archives. One for each decade since the 1980s with as wide a variety of images as possible.

Tuesday Photo Challeng - Number

1980s. The first weekend of April 1982. I am at the Le Mans race circuit in France documenting Team Bike in their first 24 hour endurance races. A pit stop at dawn on Sunday morning.

Throwback Thursday: 16th April 2020

1990s. A male Orange Tip Butterfly feeding on Bluebells in a cottage garden. Photographed at Faddiley near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

Lens-Artists: Colourful April

2000s. A male American Robin on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada. Recently arrived in Ontario on spring migration and giving me an attitude.

Lens-Artists: Colourful April

2010s. Late April 2018 and the local bay is still frozen and partially snow covered. Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada at sunrise.

Lens-Artists: Colourful April

2020s. Moss and lichen on a limestone boulder on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. Taken on a walk around the neighborhood last Saturday afternoon.

Becky's Squares

Bright Kayak

This is my day 7 contribution to Becky’s April Squares on the theme of Bright.

A florescent green kayak emerging from the fog on Lake Huron at Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

April Squares: Bright Kayak
Weekly Topics

Cracked Ice at Sunrise

My Travel Tuesday post this week is a frozen Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise in early spring of 2019.

Travel Tuesday: Cracked Ice at Sunrise
Weekly Topics

Male Common Merganser

My Saturday Bird this week is the Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) a member of the duck family. It is known as the Goosander in Europe.

With an off white body and black head with a green gloss this is a male. Females are mostly grey with a reddish brown head.

Photographed in early April close to the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada. There is still the remains of the winter ice on the lake.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Hints of Spring
Throwback Thursday

Blue Hour Spring Ice

My Throwback Thursday post this week is traveling back to early April 2008.

The remains of winter ice along the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario. Photographed at dusk in early spring.

Throwback Thursday: 1st April 2021
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Blue Hour Ice

My Travel Tuesday blog post this week continues my look back at some of the overlooked photos from the 52 week photo project I did in 2018.

Another visit to Colpoy’s Bay, this time a couple of days after the spring equinox. The ice on the bay has changed again. A week or so previously it had been more uneven and mostly snow covered.

Travel Tuesday: Blue Hour Ice